PILE DRIVING ANALYSIS - STATE OF THE ART

THE NUMERICAL COMPUTER SOLUTION OF THE ONE DIMENSIONAL WAVE EQUATION CAN BE USED WITH REASONABLE CONFIDENCE FOR THE ANALYSIS OF PILE DRIVING PROBLEMS. THE WAVE EQUATION CAN BE USED TO PREDICT IMPACT STRESSES IN A PILE DURING DRIVING AND CAN ALSO BE USED TO ESTIMATE THE STATIC SOIL RESISTANCE ON A PILE AT THE TIME OF DRIVING FROM DRIVING RECORDS. BY USING THIS METHOD OF ANALYSIS, THE EFFECTS OF SIGNIFICANT PARAMETERS SUCH AS TYPE AND SIZE OF PILE DRIVING HAMMER, DRIVING ASSEMBLIES, TYPE AND SIZE OF PILE, AND SOIL CONDITION CAN BE EVALUATED DURING THE FOUNDATION DESIGN STAGE. FROM SUCH AN ANALYSIS APPROPRIATE PILES AND DRIVING EQUIPMENT CAN BE SELECTED TO CORRECT OR AVOID EXPENSIVE AND TIME CONSUMING CONSTRUCTION PROBLEMS SUCH AS EXCESSIVE DRIVING STRESSES OR PILE BREAKAGE AND INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT TO ACHIEVE DESIRED PENETRATION OR BEARING CAPACITY. /AUTHOR/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Res Report 33-13, 79 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    College Station, TX  United States  77840
  • Authors:
    • Lowery, L L
  • Publication Date: 1969-1

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  • Accession Number: 00215218
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 16 1970 12:00AM